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Venus in Furs (1969)

Paroxismus (original title)
A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

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Jimmy Logan
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Rita
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Wanda Reed
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Ahmed Kortobawi
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Percival Kapp
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Olga
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Insp. Kaplan (as Aldo Lastretti)
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In Istanbul, a jazz trumpeter pulls the murdered body of a young woman from the surf. He remembers her from the night before, when he saw her at a millionaire playboy's party and then later watched as she was assaulted by the party's host and two of his friends. In confusion, Jimmy, the musician, leaves for Rio where he finds the sympathetic ear of Rita, a singer who invites him to live with her and helps him recover his equilibrium and his musical ability. Then, into the room walks a woman who looks like Wanda, the murder victim. Jimmy pursues her, not caring if she's alive or dead. What's going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Klaus Kinski replaced Rossano Brazzi. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Logan: She was beautiful, even though she was dead.
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Referenced in The Creeps (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Aggressive Jazz Theme
Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by Keith Mansfield
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Venus in Furs will be smiling...You'l be left looking very confused.
10 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is meant to be Franco's masterpiece which says it all.It's a bad film in many ways though worth viewing as a product of it's times.Most of the budget must have been spent on the copious amount of downers it took to keep James Darren in the zombified state in which he sleepwalks through the film.He's a long way from his Hollywood pretty-boy heyday and must've been wondering how his career had reached such a nadir.That said there are some rather lovely ladies getting their kit off-it is a Franco film after all.And the hauntingly deranged score complete with the payoff line sung accapela after each of the title character's murders will linger in the mind.What it's all about is anyones guess but the ending almost made me feel it made some kind of sense and was worth watching....almost.


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